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  • Now I need a flat for the tanks sit on....

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    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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    • Fast forward just a bit; got the sides on....one side hinged - stakes hold it up,

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      In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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      • Pretty much wrapped this one up....

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        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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        • Martin,
          Sweeeeet flat car! This has to be one of my favorites of yours! Where to begin, underside details, hinged side that folds down, removable stakes, tanks, and nice colors. Lots to love!

          Scott

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          • Thanks! Was rather good fun to make, too!

            On to the next car - something long overdue from a box of goodies that was pushed to the back of the bench at the far end - jumping in on it just to get it off the bench!
            In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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            • Nicely done, Martin! How did you "hide" those funny-looking little black marks on the inside of the side of the "A" end of the car? Sanding? Paint? The world wonders!

              Or at least mine does....

              Pete
              in Michigan

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              • Good looking car, Martin.

                George
                The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                • Originally posted by Orionvp17 View Post
                  Nicely done, Martin! How did you "hide" those funny-looking little black marks on the inside of the side of the "A" end of the car? Sanding? Paint? The world wonders!

                  Or at least mine does....

                  Pete
                  in Michigan
                  The bar codes that Midwest uses on their lumber; usually I avoid incorporating them into a build but I got lazy or was moving too fast.

                  Covered up with just paint; 2 coats of Floquil.
                  In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                  • OK, paint. Good recovery. I dislike the codes (and yes, I knew that's what they were) because they seem to be stamped with a penetrating ink that is difficult to hide, so I try to bury them when necessary.... Thanks.

                    Stay safe!

                    Pete
                    in Michigan

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                    • Next car.....something "different"......here's the starting point - floor cobbled together from odds & ends......got to use up that stuff in the scrap box!

                      The suspense is terrible! I hope it will last...

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                      In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                      • Got a little motivated and put together a tank to go on this next car:

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                        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                        • Bill_Gill
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                          Very nice work! Are the rivet strips embossed in the thin copper tape used for dollhouse wiring?

                        • mwbpequod
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                          The copper rivet strips are actually a rather old Walthers product back when they made tank car kits out of wood dowels. I've scavenged a good bit of it over the years and also have some of the later product that was made from tin plated steel.

                        • Bill_Gill
                          Bill_Gill commented
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                          Thanks, Those old Walthers rivet strips are new to me. They look handy.

                      • Martin,
                        Neat tank! Your work is riveting.

                        Scott

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                        • Have to add decking to the floor and cudgel together something to mount the tank to the floor and then it's time for trucks and all....maybe some other "stuff"....
                          In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                          • That's an interesting tank, Martin. What did you use for the filling dome?

                            George
                            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                            • mwbpequod
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                              The filling dome started off an end cap from the plumbing aisle (all kinds of good stuff to be found about there...) and ended up topped with a resin hatch bit I have a mold for in my shop.

                            • George_D
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                              It pays to wander around big box stores.

                          • Uprights to bracket the tank:

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                            In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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